Injustice suffered by Palestinians cannot continue: Xi Jinping

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Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed dissatisfaction with Palestinian injustices on Friday and reaffirmed China’s support for an independent Palestinian state.

“It is not possible to continue the historical injustice against the Palestinians,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said at the start of the Riyadh-Gulf-Chinese Summit for Cooperation and Development in Saudi Arabia.

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Xi emphasized the importance of granting Palestine “full UN membership” and stated that Beijing “supports the two-state solution and the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.”

He called the Sino-Arab summit a “defining event in the history of Sino-Arab relations.”

He stated that the two countries’ relations “are based on mutual interest in peace and harmony.”

“The Chinese and Arab sides should strengthen their solidarity and cooperation, and build a community for a more prosperous future,” he said, welcoming Arab participation in the global security initiative.

“We are eager to work with the Arab side to put joint pledges like strengthening development, health, and food security into action,” he added.

Xi arrived in Saudi Arabia on an official visit on Wednesday.

He was last in the country in 2016.

*Ikram Imane Kouachi assisted with this report.